Saudi Arabia and Iran key to ending Syria war

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Syrian refugee children walking on a street in the Za'atari camp in northern Jordan. Photo: UNICEF/Simon Ingram

Talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran could finally put an end to the intractable war in neighbouring Syria, according to the UN's top official for the strife-torn nation.

Staffan de Mistura said the "substantial influence" of the two countries in the region could end Syria's five-year conflict within a month.

Over 250,000 people have been killed and nearly half the population has fled the country since the start of the conflict in March 2011.

Maria Carlino has more.

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